On the 26th November, Nerve Radio hosted a new research feature on their news discussion show to open student’s eyes to some of the fantastic work that goes on behind the lecture halls and seminar rooms.
This was a fascinating half hour where researcher Tom Cousins talked about some his current projects. Maritime Archaeology was the topic of discussion on the 26th and Tom gave a very interesting overview of his day-to-day activities on this truly fascinating subject area that I’m sure had a lot of students envying those studying on the maritime archaeology course.
Some of the discussion focused on dives that he and a team participated in looking for artifacts and tanks of WW1 and WW2 wrecks. The main project was the Swash Channel Wreck, which Tom was involved in as a student back in ‘07-’09.
Another major project discussed on the Nerve Radio research feature is a study of the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary which was used as the maritime equivalent of the Big Dig. This involved intertidal surveys and excavations, and this summer Tom excavated a World War 2 Motor Torpedo Boat.
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After this successful Nerve Radio research feature, we can expect more to come in the New Year, so if you are planning on listening in next time, email email@example.com and I can keep you up to date with the dates and type of researcher that will be featuring on Nerve.